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Brown hungry for Lions chance

24th April 2013 11:32


Mike Brown of Harlequins looks on in horror

Waiting: Mike Brown

Harlequins full-back Mike Brown admits that touring with the British and Irish Lions to Australia would be a "dream come true".

Used as a winger by England during the Six Nations, Brown has reverted back to his familiar position of full-back since returning to Harlequins and with time running out until the Lions squad announcement on April 30 hopes to have impressed Warren Gatland.

"I felt I was playing well during the Six Nations even though I was out of position on the wing," said Brown to Sky Sports.

"I hadn't played there for a long time so I was always learning which is tough at that level given the quality of opposition.

"However I can't look any further than Quins at the moment. What will be, will be - all I can do is get my head down and keep working hard.

"I would love to get that phone call. As a rugby fan since I was five, I've grown up watching the Lions so it would be a dream come true to be involved.

"It will be tough to get in, though, especially as I have been playing out of position for England. There are a lot of quality players in contention so it will not be easy."